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Game Preview: OAK @ TBR, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 5, 2012 @Tropicana Field

Athletics, 13-14, 13-14 2nd, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Bartolo Colon (39, RHP, 3-2, 2.53)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-2) 42.2 34 12 12 6 26 3 2.53
2011 (8-10) 164.1 172 85 73 40 135 21 4.00
2009 (3-6) 62.1 69 42 29 21 38 13 4.19
Last 7 GS 3-2 48.0 41 14 14 8 29 4 2.63 59
2012-04-29 @BAL ND 8.1 7 2 2 1 5 0 106 65
2012-04-23 CHW L 7.0 7 2 2 3 2 2 89 54
2012-04-18 @LAA W 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 108 79
2012-04-13 @SEA W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 106 75
2012-04-07 SEA L 4.1 10 7 7 0 3 0 79 18
2012-03-29 SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 1 6 1 86 77
2011-09-27 @TBR ND 5.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 81 47
Last 5 v.TBR 0-3 26.0 35 22 18 10 18 5 6.23 39
2011-09-27 @TBR ND 5.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 81 47
2011-09-22 TBR L 3.0 7 7 5 1 1 1 56 21
2011-07-19 @TBR L 6.1 5 3 1 2 9 0 105 62
2011-07-07 TBR L 5.2 10 5 5 4 1 2 92 26
2009-04-17 @TBR ND 5.2 6 5 5 1 4 1 92 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   8-10   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Fri, May  4  @TBR  L   2-7       13-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 26 Wed, May  2  @BOS  W   4-2       13-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 25 Tue, May  1  @BOS  W   5-3       12-13  2nd  5.5 gb
 24 Mon, Apr 30  @BOS  L   6-11      11-13  2nd  6.5 gb
 23 Sun, Apr 29  @BAL  L   2-5       11-12  2nd  5.5 gb
 22 Sat, Apr 28  @BAL  L   1-10      11-11  2nd  5.5 gb
 21 Fri, Apr 27  @BAL  W   5-2       11-10  2nd  4.5 gb
 20 Wed, Apr 25   CHW  W   5-4 (14)  10-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 19 Tue, Apr 24   CHW  W   2-0        9-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 18 Mon, Apr 23   CHW  L   0-4        8-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-14
Rays, 19-8, 19-8 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (25, RHP, 3-0, 2.51)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-0) 32.1 27 10 9 12 21 5 2.51
2011 (13-10) 189.0 146 64 62 72 117 21 2.95
2010 (4-0) 36.1 32 14 14 8 33 5 3.47
Last 7 GS 3-0 45.1 35 15 14 21 25 7 2.78 56
2012-04-30 SEA ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 7 1 97 68
2012-04-25 LAA W 6.0 5 1 1 2 5 1 100 61
2012-04-19 @TOR W 5.2 6 3 2 3 4 0 106 48
2012-04-14 @BOS ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 1 3 99 31
2012-04-08 NYY W 8.2 3 0 0 4 4 0 118 78
2011-09-27 NYY ND 6.0 6 3 3 5 1 1 89 44
2011-09-21 @NYY ND 7.0 2 2 2 4 3 1 96 64
Last 5 v.OAK 0-0 11.1 11 6 6 5 9 2 4.76 49
2011-07-25 @OAK ND 5.0 4 3 3 4 2 1 106 45
2010-08-20 @OAK ND 6.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 104 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-1    Road:    6-7    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  14-5    vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   7-1 
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest: 10-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Fri, May  4   OAK  W   7-2       19-8   1st  1.5 up
 26 Thu, May  3   SEA  W   4-3       18-8   1st  1.5 up
 25 Wed, May  2   SEA  W   5-4       17-8   1st  1.0 up
 24 Tue, May  1   SEA  W   3-1       16-8   1st  1.0 up
 23 Mon, Apr 30   SEA  W   3-2 (12)  15-8   1st  1.0 up
 22 Sun, Apr 29  @TEX  W   5-2       14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @TEX  L   2-7       13-8   1st    Tied
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @TEX  W   8-4       13-7   1st  1.0 up
 19 Thu, Apr 26   LAA  W   4-3       12-7   1st    Tied
 18 Wed, Apr 25   LAA  W   3-2       11-7   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 04, 2012 TBR  7  OAK  2        W:David Price (5-1), L: Tyson Ross (1-2), S: Joel Peralta (2)

Sun, Aug 07, 2011 OAK  5 @TBR  4 (10)   W:Fautino De Los Santos (1-0), L: Jake McGee (0-1), S: Andrew Bailey (13)
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 OAK  8 @TBR  0        W:Brandon McCarthy (5-5), L: Alex Cobb (3-2), S: none
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 TBR  8  OAK  4        W:Jeff Niemann (6-4), L: Guillermo Moscoso (4-6), S: none
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 TBR 10 @OAK  8        W:Wade Davis (8-7), L: Brad Ziegler (3-2), S: Kyle Farnsworth (20)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 OAK 13  TBR  4        W:Trevor Cahill (9-9), L: James Shields (9-9), S: none
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 OAK  6  TBR  1        W:Brandon McCarthy (3-5), L: David Price (9-9), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 OAK  7  TBR  5        W:Brian Fuentes (2-8), L: J.P. Howell (2-2), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 TBR  3 @OAK  2        W:Matt Garza (13-7), L: Dallas Braden (8-9), S: Rafael Soriano (37)
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 TBR  5 @OAK  4        W:Randy Choate (3-3), L: Craig Breslow (4-4), S: Rafael Soriano (36)
Season Series: 2012 - TBR over 1-0; 2011 - OAK won 5-2; 2010 - TBR won 5-4; All-Time - OAK leads 81-49

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2012 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Athletics Batters (3.11 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
40.Davis
G/S/vB
47.Gomes
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 6/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.500 56/41 .184/.286/.327/.612 .414/.689 .619 56/.612 0/0 1/0
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/80 .250/.324/.458/.782 .917/.735 .511 93/.673 4/2 5/0
31.Gomes G/S/vP 3/1.666 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 5/1.000 5/.000 54/26 .222/.352/.511/.863 .690/1.062 1.023 47/.849 1/0 4/0
18.Inge G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 11/.606 ··· 9/.000 3/.000 37/17 .114/.162/.257/.419 .400/.435 .465 37/.419 0/0 1/1
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.333 60/37 .296/.367/.370/.737 .911/.627 .826 52/.735 1/0 0/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 5/2.550 1/.000 9/1.431 3/3.167 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.334 103/72 .224/.262/.316/.578 .361/.673 .699 86/.612 4/1 1/2
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/14 .267/.389/.333/.722 .250/.845 .764 18/.722 0/0 0/0
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 3/1.334 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 110/74 .264/.291/.453/.744 .719/.756 .848 95/.713 3/0 4/1
15.Smith* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/76 .215/.366/.323/.689 .533/.702 .645 72/.658 1/1 2/0
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 55/43 .140/.204/.280/.484 .333/.530 .717 47/.527 1/0 2/2
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 3/2.000 ··· 4/1.750 9/.583 92/64 .236/.250/.315/.565 .679/.513 .534 75/.613 0/0 0/1
23.Taylor G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
19.Weeks# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 113/72 .184/.257/.301/.558 .553/.559 .525 94/.538 5/2 2/4
IP 32.1 12.0 12.0 2.2 8.2 7.2 11.2 12.1 TOTAL .212/.280/.332/.612 .586/.623 .627 .606 25/7 21/19
ERA-K/9 2.51/5.9 6.00/6.0 2.25/8.2 13.50/16.7 2.08/10.3 2.35/12.9 5.40/10.8 0.73/8.8 3.69/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Recker (1-3-0)
 Suzuki (9-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 135/.221 53/.292 51/.245 17/.333 38/.281 32/.207 48/.186 48/.159 .246  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Smith
 Gomes
 Taylor
0/0/25/4
0/26/0/2
6/0/1/1
8/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .701 .881 .601 1.113 .738 .523 .666 .367 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 73/.676 17/.561 26/.628 7/1.914 20/.644 21/.596 25/.493 26/.279 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 62/.729 36/1.028 25/.573 10/.543 18/.844 11/.382 23/.865 22/.473 .679
Home 83/.560 26/.439 23/.670 11/1.295 10/.425 17/.243 27/.634 27/.226
Last 28d days 135/.701 51/.918 47/.624 17/1.113 36/.783 27/.528 43/.558 44/.402
HR/SB/CS 5/1/2 3/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 25/14/5
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· ··o·X··X X······· ··X·o·XX ·X··X·oo o·Xo·X·· ·o·oXX··
Rays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Colon
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
53.Miller
G/S/vB
77.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Allen* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/20 .056/.150/.222/.372 /.372 .473 13/.594 0/0 1/0
16.Gimenez G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 32/16 .258/.281/.290/.572 1.033/.125 .321 32/.572 0/0 0/2
8.Jennings G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 116/86 .269/.336/.413/.750 .960/.681 .714 106/.751 7/1 3/0
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 35/20 .138/.265/.172/.437 .673/.269 .229 32/.483 3/0 0/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 9/.347 4/.750 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 93/69 .288/.380/.625/1.005 .536/1.176 1.117 85/.997 1/0 6/0
7.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 59/38 .298/.322/.456/.778 1.190/.542 1.199 53/.791 0/0 2/0
28.Molina G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 55/48 .216/.273/.353/.626 .452/.649 .686 51/.650 0/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 31/.754 4/.000 6/.000 ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 117/77 .253/.393/.432/.825 .846/.812 .896 107/.765 1/1 4/1
10.Rhymes* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/8 .364/.364/.364/.727 .000/1.000 .727 11/.727 0/0 0/0
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 9/.666 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 89/65 .197/.267/.289/.557 .524/.560 .576 83/.535 2/0 2/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 15/1.819 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 84/57 .273/.321/.584/.906 .417/1.149 .840 78/.864 0/0 6/
2.Upton G/S/vP 24/1.108 2/.000 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 45/31 .350/.356/.525/.881 .702/.959 .789 45/.881 1/0 1/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 14/2.143 2/1.500 5/1.600 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 112/73 .189/.339/.378/.717 .620/.770 .535 103/.679 1/1 3/2
IP 42.2 13.1 11.0 12.1 4.2 10.0 5.2 11.0 TOTAL .249/.333/.427/.760 .786/.749 .774 .740 18/7 33/18
ERA-K/9 2.53/5.5 4.73/7.4 1.64/7.4 0.00/9.5 0.00/3.8 4.50/7.2 1.59/4.7 4.91/6.5 3.49/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (6-2-0)
 Molina (6-2-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 165/.214 54/.204 41/.250 44/.054 16/.154 43/.262 21/.158 47/.231 .245  Upton
 Joyce
 Allen
 Johnson
 Gimenez
 Zobrist
 Jennings
0/12/0/1
15/0/14/1
3/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/19/0
12/16/0/0
OPS .569 .706 .853 .313 .466 .708 .659 .685 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 92/.610 33/.518 23/1.075 24/.262 7/.143 18/.980 8/.821 19/.873 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 73/.521 21/.983 18/.508 20/.375 9/.730 25/.520 13/.564 28/.570 .658
Road 85/.393 22/1.146 14/.445 26/.460 8/.393 20/.450 19/.563 15/.629
Last 28d days 114/.512 45/.811 34/.816 38/.366 16/.466 35/.771 21/.659 40/.585
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 3/0/1 2/1/2 0/0/1 0/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 21/10/11
Usage ·····X·· ···X·o·X X·····X· ··XX···X X·····X· ··Xoo··· X···X·X· ···oX···

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.